About the Project

The ZooTrophy Animal-a-Day project began on October 15th, 2013 as illustrator Angela "LemurKat" Oliver began working her way, systematically but selectively, through the alphabet and presenting, via social media, an illustrated animal to the world. Daily.

All pieces are drawn as 2.5 x 3.5 inch collectible cards, using a combination of polychromos and prismacolor pencils, along with other art materials. Many are still available for purchase ($10) or trade, so drop her an email if anything captures your eye or if there is an animal you wish to request.

It is predicted this project will take her at least two years to complete - with approximately 36 animals being drawn for each letter. She has also used the images to create a collectible hardback encyclopedia series, playing cards and a desk calendar, as well as the ZooTrophy collectible trading card game.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Creature Feature #561: Pademelon

The Pademelon is a charming little macropod, found in the thickly scrubbed undergrowth of eastern Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea. She dines on leaves, fruits and berries. Like all marsupials, the joey is born after a short gestation, before moving into its mother's pouch to develop. The mother may mate again whilst carrying a joey, and the new embryo becomes fixed in a state of suspended animation. Once her joey begins independent enough to leave the pouch, the embryo begins developing and she can soon have another infant.

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